What Does P&P Mean?

P&P means "Party And Play" or "Postage And Packaging." Here is more information about each of these definitions of P&P.

Party And Play

In chat on social media and on dating apps, P&P often means "Party And Play." In this context, P&P means engaging in sexual activity while under the influence of drugs. For example:
  • Lee: Are you up for a good time?
  • Sam: You mean a little P&P?
When used to mean "Party And Play," P&P is often typed as PnP.

Postage And Packaging

The abbreviation P&P is more widely used with the meaning "Postage and Packaging." In this context P&P is often seen in advertisements and refers to the charges applied for sending the advertised goods to the buyer. For example:
  • Tom: How much for the box set?
  • Wendy: $35.99, including P&P.

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When I write P&P, I mean this:

meaning of P&P

P&P also means "Party And Play."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for P&P

P&P means "Party And Play." This is the most common definition for P&P in drugs-related chat and on online dating sites, such as Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk and Match.com.
Definition:Party And Play
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user


Second Definition for P&P

P&P also means "Postage And Packaging." This is the most common definition for P&P on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and X (Twitter).
Definition:Postage And Packaging
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at P&P

Whether used with the meaning "Party And Play" or "Postage And Packaging," P&P is defined as an "internet slang term" by our team because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters.

Most "slang terms" were introduced to reduce the number of key strokes required to write words or phrases, but since the arrival of predictive texting and keyboards on mobile devices, this efficiency is no longer required. Nevertheless, "slang terms" are still regularly used to make messages more entertaining or to express individuality.

"Slang terms" differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

The use of P&P to mean "Postage And Packaging" predates the digital era.

Example of P&P Used in a Text

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